Dr. Francis Essien


I am a Board certified General surgeon and fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and Bariatric surgery. I am very passionate about staying on the cutting edge of advanced minimally invasive and Robotic surgical technology,My expertise gives my patients the advantage of a faster recovery a more cosmetic approach less pain and a quicker return to a happier and more productive lifestyle.

Some of the procedures I perform include laparoscopic surgery for severe gastro-esophageal reflux disease, laparoscopic Hernia repairs including Hiatal hernia repairs, minimally invasive endocrine surgery including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic colon resections for benign and malignant conditions as well as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Laparoscopic gastric bypass, and revision bariatric procedures.   

My passion for Bariatric surgery helps my patients achieve their goals of a healthier weight whilst eliminating the medical illnesses associated with excessive weight and enjoy a better quality of life. I believe in an individualized and holistic approach in improving the health and wellness of my patients.

My zeal for the art and science of medicine and surgery started as a teenager at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria,My interest in providing excellent care to my patients brought me to the United States to pursue my natural calling in the surgical specialty.

I enjoy spending time with my family at home, where I try to impart my culinary skills to my children, I love cooking, traveling, cycling and playing golf.



General Surgery